Marax

Marax - Demon and Spirit of Solomon

The Demon Marax (Foraii, Forfax) is a Fallen Angel and 21st of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Marax is an earl and president in Hell and rules 36 legions of Demons. He appears as a bull, and, if he takes on a man’s head, he will impart knowledge of astronomy and all liberal sciences. He knows the virtues of herbs and precious stones. He gives good Familiars.

Marax - Demon and Spirit of Solomon

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Marax - Demon and Spirit of Solomon

From “The Goetia: The Lesser Key of Solomon the King” (1904) Written by S.L. MacGregor Mathers

MARAX. – The Twenty-first Spirit is Marax. He is a Great Earl and President. He appeareth like a great Bull with a Man’s face. His office is to make Men very knowing in Astronomy, and all other Liberal Sciences; also he can give good Familiars, and wise, knowing the virtues of Herbs and Stones which be precious. He governeth 30 Legions of Spirits, and his Seal is this, which must be made and worn as aforesaid, etc.

The Seal of Marax
The Seal of Marax


Marax - Demon and Spirit of Solomon

From the “Pseudomonarchia Daemonum” ( 1583 ) Written by Johann Weyer (Johann Wier)

Morax, alias Foraii, a great earle and a president, he is seene like a bull, and if he take unto him a mans face, he maketh men wonderfull cunning in astronomie, and in all the liberall sciences: he giveth good familiars and wise, knowing the power and vertue of hearbs and stones which are pretious, and ruleth thirtie six legions.

Original Text: Morax, alias Foraii, magnus Comes and Præses: Similis tauro visitur: Et si quando humanam faciem assumit, admirabilem in Astronomia and in omnibus artibus liberalibus reddit hominem: parit etiam famulos non malos and sapientes: novit and herbarum and pretiosorum lapidum potentiam. Imperat triginta sex legionibus.

Marax - Demon and Spirit of Solomon

From the “Dictionnaire Infernal” (edition of 1863 ) Written by Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy

Original Text : Morax ou Forai, capitaine, comte et président de plusieurs bandes infernales; il se fait voir sous la forme d'un taureau. Lorsqu'il prend la figure humaine, il instruit l'homme dans l'astronomie et dans tous les arts libéraux. Il est le prince des esprits familiers qui sont doux et sages. Il a sous ses ordres trente-six légions

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